Kitchen Backsplash Tile Ideas

Tile is an excellent choice for a kitchen backsplash, as it is both highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. A tile backsplash in your kitchen can tie the whole look together. Adding a tile backsplash with a fun color, texture, or design between your cabinets and countertops will immediately draw your visitors’ eyes in. But with so many tiles and styles on the market, how do you know what design to select for your kitchen? Take a look at our recommendations to find the perfect tile backsplash to complete your kitchen design.


Types of Backsplash Tile

First things first, it’s important to decide on the type of tile you want to incorporate into your kitchen backsplash. The shape, texture, and pattern of your kitchen backsplash tile will have a great impact on the overall look and feel of the kitchen.


Glass Tile Backsplash

Glass tiles can add an airy look to your kitchen backsplash, and they are often available in a wide variety of colors. Consider a glass tile backsplash to introduce more light to your kitchen.

Tozen Brick Glass Tile in Erbium, available at Avalon Flooring

Subway Tile Backsplash

Subway tiles have become a popular choice for a contemporary kitchen backsplash. They come in a few different sizes, making it easy to select a tile that goes well with the size of your kitchen. The repeating pattern of the subway tiles will create clean lines in your kitchen for a more modern look.

Highland Park Glossy Crackle Finish Subway Tile in Dove Gray, available at Avalon Flooring


Classic Ceramic or Porcelain Tile Backsplash

Bring it back to the basics with a classic ceramic or porcelain tile backsplash in your kitchen. These tiles can come in a variety of shapes, allowing you to create unique and eye-catching patterns.

Twenties Patterned Tile in Crest, available at Avalon Flooring

Marble and Stone Tile Backsplash

Add a touch of elegance to your kitchen with marble or stone tiles. With styles ranging from classic designs to modern takes, a natural stone backsplash will have a universal appeal in your kitchen for many years to come.

Talya Marma Waterjet Natural Stone in Avenza/Snow White, available at Avalon Flooring

Kitchen Wall Tile Colors

Once you’ve decided on a type of tile for your kitchen backsplash, it’s time to select a color scheme. Kitchen backsplash tile can really serve two functions from a design perspective. The tile can stand out as an accent with a pop of color, or it can be a more neutral tone that connects the cabinets and countertops subtly.

Colorful Kitchen Backsplash Tile

A colorful backsplash tile should still complement the overall scheme of your kitchen. Consider a tile that has hints of your cabinet or counter color mixed in with bolder tones to create a look that stands out while pulling the whole kitchen together.

Agate Hex Pearl Finish Glass Tile in Pisa, available at Avalon Flooring

Neutral Kitchen Backsplash Tile

A neutral kitchen backsplash tile choice can create a sense of calm and ease in the kitchen by tying everything together simply. Choosing a neutral tone for the backsplash tile is also a good choice if your cabinets or countertops are the real accent color of the space. Neutral backsplash tiles do not have to be boring though! Consider adding dimension to your kitchen backsplash through a unique tile shape or pattern.

Talya Gaia Waterjet Natural Stone in Diana Royal Honed/Snow White Polished, available at Avalon Flooring


Now that you know what you’re looking for, stop by one of our showrooms to select your perfect kitchen backsplash tile today!